New self-immolation in central Tunisia town

TUNIS – A Tunisian set himself alight Tuesday in a town where a self-immolation sparked protests that toppled the president and led to the regional uprising, a medical source said, as the UN chief visited.

The 33-year-old, Khaled Ezzafouri, suffered third degree burns after his protest in the central town of Sidi Bouzid and was transferred to a hospital in the eastern city of Sfax in a severe condition, the medical official said.

The reasons for his action were not clear.

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